Dividing Polynomials with Synthetic Division

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The general form of synthetic division should read:
(ax^3 + bx^2 + cx + d) / (x + k).

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How to divide polynomials using synthetic division

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you divide polynomials with synthetic division?
  • How do you divide a polynomial by a binomial?
  • How do you divide (5x^3 + 6x + 8)/(x + 2) using synthetic division?
  • How do you know where to put the numbers using synthetic division?
  • How do you do synthetic division if you are missing a term?
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    All steps involved in setting up a synthetic division problem are shown. The problem is then completed by using synthetic division to find the quotient. Each of the resulting numbers is written as a coefficient of the resultant polynomial including the remainder.